NEW HAVEN: If Yale students find a reason to protest the 2017 Yale Class Day speaker they may have most of America and God himself, herself[?] to deal with.
Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball and former general manager of the Red Sox, will be this year’s Class Day speaker on Sunday, May 21, during Commencement weekend.
A graduate of Yale College (Class of 1995), Epstein is a former sports reporter and sports editor at the Yale Daily News.
As General Manager of the Red Sox he helped deliver the World Series to Boston fans after a wait of 86 years – and he was only 30 at the time.
Apparently either success went to his head, or he was up for another challenge when he joined the Chicago Cubs as president of baseball operations. Cubs fans had loser bragging rights that even surpassed the Red Sox. They hadn’t won a world championship since Roosevelt was president, that’s Theodore Roosevelt.